Friday, August 2, 2019

2019 Alaska Vacation Journal (83)

2019 Alaska Vacation Journal (83)

08/02/2019 Travel Day – Great Falls, Montana


Start Location:
Start Time: 8:00 a.m.
Mileage:  56,765.1

End Location:
  • Dick’s RV Park
  • 1403 11th St SW, 1403 11th St SW, Great Falls, MT
  • 406.452.0333
End Time: 12:30 p.m.
Mileage: 56,983
Cost Per Night: $43.34 USD
Weather: 59-95 F Sunny

Route:
  • 2 South
  • 3 East
  • AB 4
  • 15 South (USA)
  • 89 South
We reached the Sweetgrass Border Checkpoint at 9:40 a.m. There were about 15 cars and 4 motorcycles ahead of us. For the first twenty-five minutes of our wait they only had one station open. We waited about twenty minutes and only five cars crossed the border.

When they opened the second window it went much quicker. Five minutes later, after a few cursory questions, we were back in the USA!

After setting up camp, we had to run to the grocery store. Our cupboards and refrigerator were bare.

Then we were off to the Montana State Fair. It only cost $5.00 per senior to get in. The exhibits were very interesting. We skipped the rides and only played two games. Paul popped five balloons with bean bags and won me a square pink pig.

The weather was really hot and sunny. A storm promised to supply a downpour. While it did not rain while we were walking around the fair, the Montana Sky was gorgeously cloudy and grayish black.

The big event of the evening was the Larry the Cable Guy Show. Nick Hoff, the warm-up comedian was very funny. While Larry was trying out some new material – he was also hilarious. I have never heard Paul laugh so hard. Unfortunately, my fair German Sausage had me running to the bathroom; nevertheless, I really enjoyed the show.

Rain, Thunder, and Lighting entertained us back at the RV.

Wildlife Spotted: Magnificent Golden Eagle on a post; family of ducks in a green slimy pond;

Paul is Still Smiling after Six Days of Driving
Paul is Still Smiling after Six Days of Driving

Port of Entry – Back in the United States of America
Port of Entry – Back in the United States of America

Montana State Fair Entrance
Montana State Fair Entrance

Getting Better at the Selfie Thing
Getting Better at the Selfie Thing

The Tractor Parade
The Tractor Parade

Paul Loved Posing with President Trump
Paul Loved Posing with President Trump

Dark Montana Sky Promises a Storm
Dark Montana Sky Promises a Storm

Loved the Larry the Cable Guy Show
Loved the Larry the Cable Guy Show

2019 Alaska Vacation Journal

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